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Windows 7: How can I validate an email address

03 Apr 2014   #1

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How can I validate an email address

Hi, I have a friend's email address that is bouncing. Being Dyslexic, I probably wrote it down incorrectly so I would like to try various spelling error combinations that I often make. I started by trying to send emails but some of them never returned an Email Daemon error, so I don't know if they exist or not.

Is there a trusted email address checker? I ask about trusted as some that I found in a search were non-US-based and I do not want to to add a friend's email address (when I get it right) to a spammer database.

I can't contact the friend as she is with Projects Abroad and only has email contacts once per week and no phone services. I know, I should have tested the address before she left, but hindsight being... :)


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03 Apr 2014   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I would wait until she contacts you and save her e-mail address in your contact list.
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03 Apr 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

There are services that will verify email addresses but they do pretty much what you have already done. When a sent email bounces it is a strong indication the address is wrong. It could also mean that the server is having problems or is currently not accessible. Not too unusual in some developing countries.
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06 Apr 2014   #4
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If you do it, make sure to go back and uncheck Telnet Client when you are done.

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